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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Official


News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google officially announced that Android M, announced by the company earlier in the year, will be called Android Marshmallow when it launches. The company rolled out a statue of the Android robot carrying a large marshmallow to announce the name, while Google also revealed that the next full build will otherwise be known as Android 6.0.

The SDK for Android 6.0 is already available for developers, and the final Developer Preview landed yesterday. However, consumers will not get a taste of Marshmallow until later in the year when the platform launches officially. That is expected to happen in November alongside Google's new Nexus products. From there Android 6.0 Marshmallow will find its way to older Nexus devices and third party products in December and into 2016.

Marshmallow follows a Google tradition of naming its platform builds after desserts, something that started way back with Android 1.5, which was known as Cupcake. Since then we have been served Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb (tablet specific), Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop.

 
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